Risk factors associated with default, failure and death among tuberculosis patients treated in a DOTS programme in Tiruvallur District, South India, 2000.

@article{Santha2002RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with default, failure and death among tuberculosis patients treated in a DOTS programme in Tiruvallur District, South India, 2000.},
  author={T. R. Santha and Raina Garg and Thomas R Frieden and Vedachalam Chandrasekaran and R. Subramani and Punnathanathu Gopalan Gopi and N. Selvakumar and Sudha Ganapathy and Niruparani Charles and J Rajamma and P. R. Narayanan},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 9},
  pages={780-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors associated with default, failure and death among tuberculosis patients treated in a newly implemented DOTS programme in South India. DESIGN Analysis of all patients registered from May 1999 through April 2000. A community survey for active tuberculosis was underway in the area; patients identified in the community survey were also treated in this programme. RESULTS In all, 676 patients were registered during the period of the study. Among new smear… CONTINUE READING
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